Registration Open: ‘Connecting Minds – Arts and Dementia’, Liverpool

On behalf of Liverpool John Moores University medical humanities group:

Liverpool John Moores University is delighted to announce a symposium on ‘Connecting Minds – Arts and Dementia’.

This symposium will be held on Friday 4th September 2015, 9.00-17.00, at Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, 4th Floor Events Suite.

The ‘Connecting Minds’ symposium is intended to encourage dialogue and collaboration between academics, arts and healthcare professionals, service users, and the wider public, and to pursue research interests and public engagement in relation to arts and dementia. Our list of speakers include Professor John Ashton, president of the Faculty of Public Health; Linda Grant, Booker-nominated author of Remind Me Who I Am, Again (1998); and Jill Pendleton, Dementia lead for Merseycare.

A series of talks from the speakers will take place in the morning of the symposium; the afternoon session will consist of a research café (structured discussion of key questions around open tables) and ‘Sand Tray’ (an object and memory-based creative activity) in parallel.

The event will be assessed in partnership between the disciplines by researchers who are trained in evaluation, with input from people living with dementia and their carers.

Registration: please visit

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£30 per delegate, including tea, coffee, and refreshments. Free for dementia stakeholders.

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